The Peace Studies Association of Japan, PSAJ was established in the autumn of 1973 for the purpose of encouraging and developing peace research in Japan. PSAJ has regularly held an annual convention and publishes “Peace Studies”.
PSAJ is a member of IPRA (International Peace Research Association). (*PSAJ was a host organization of 1992 IPRA Conference in Kyoto)
The purpose of PSAJ is to focus on conflicts between nations, to carry out scientific research on the causes of any resultant strifes and conditions for peace, and to contribute to academic progress in related fields of study.
1) the holding of study meetings and lectures
a) two major conferences every year
b) smaller ad hoc meetings
2) the publishing of research conducted by members
a) annals of PSAJ, Peace Studies (in Japanese)
b) Peace Studies Bulletin (in English)
c) PSAJ Newsletter (in Japanese)
d) books and other publications
3) the coordination of national and foreign academic societies and other related institutions, as well as the promotion of exchange among researchers
4) the sponsoring of various activities which are considered to be necessary and appropriate in achieving the purposes of this Association
Secretary General : OMI Miho
In order to apply for membership, click here (instruction in Japanese).